Tuesday, June 3, 2014

In Colors with Lovely as a Tree

Today's cards are a little unique.  I go from loving them to not being so sure about them.  A week or so ago I posted a card that had (what I thought) a great sky scene.  Since I liked it so much I wanted to give it a try with the new In Colors that finally came out yesterday...yea!  I decided to use the direct to paper technique again, but the newer sponge pads just are not the same as the old cloth ones!  I sure found that out pretty quickly, but wanted to go ahead and give them a try anyway.  I love how each time I did it they turned out so differently!  Not sure which one I like the best since the ink "smears" and trees are all a little different. One thing I did find out is the more you use the pad the less the ink smears and they dry out pretty quickly.  I don't mean the pad itself is dry, just that it gives it more of the look as if you're using the cloth pad once you've smeared it around for a bit.  Does that make any sense at all? lol  Anyway, I made these for this week's Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch challenge, but didn't put the shape on it like it shows in the challenge.  I decided I was going to wait to do that until I know what the card is going to be used for. :)


Make sure you check out what all the other designers made using this sketch HERE and play along if you get a chance since it's another great sketch!


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

Stamp Set:  Lovely as a Tree
Card Stock:  Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss,
Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss,
Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey & Lost Lagoon
Embossing Folders:  Argyle & Pretty Print
Sponges

6 comments:

  1. These are amazing! What an effect. And it makes me think you must have a lot of practice doing this.

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    1. Thank you, Maria. Glad you like them. :) I've definitely done the direct to paper technique before, but always with the older cloth type ink pad from Stampin' Up!, not with brand-spanking new ink pads that were spongy. They were a challenge and I wasn't sure if they would work or not, but I'm glad I gave it a try...and that they worked out. :)
      Sara

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  2. OK...New favorites... lol! They are quite different from your first one (that I dearly love) but this effect is quite striking! I think they are amazing!

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    1. Margaret, you're just amazing. You always have something great to say about each of my cards. You really have the gift of writing and encouragement. Thank you so much. :)
      Sara

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  3. I've been a reader of your blog for some time now but I don't think I've ever commented... but these cards just took my breath away! So bold and striking; just beautiful! You really showcased the new colors in a gorgeous way. I wasn't too impressed with the new colors before, but this makes me think again... :) Nice work!

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    1. Hi , Naomi. So glad you read and follow my blog. :) I've appreciated the feedback I've received on these cards too because like I said in my blog, I wasn't too sure about them. I thought it was a great way to show off the new In Colors though. Glad I gave it a try. :)
      Sara

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Thank you for your comments. I read everyone! If you ever wonder how I've made something I'd be glad to let you know! Sara

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